Established as Club 47 in 1958 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1994, Passim in Harvard Square has been a cornerstone of the arts community of New England, fostering both performers and audiences alike.Put Club Passim on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Cambridge trip itinerary builder website .
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For more than 60 years, Club Passim has been known as a premier listening room presenting new and established performers of genres ranging from folk and acoustic to jazz, and everything in between. The historic music venue presents over 400 shows per year to an audience of over 30,000.
Passim School of Music
Established in 2000, the School teaches a variety of classes and workshops in everything from songwriting to voice to numerous acoustic instruments. The School serves over 500 students per year.
The Iguana Music Fund
Created in 2008, the Iguana Music Fund makes grants to musicians in an effort to advance their art and careers.
Through a monthly Celtic Music Monday and a weekend-long festival in January, BCMFest showcases Greater Boston’s best performers of music, song and dance from the Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic and Celtic-inspired traditions.
Passim acknowledges that we stand on the traditional land of the Massachusett Peoples, and want to honor their land and people past and present.
Club Passim Reviews
I went to college in Boston, moved away for a couple of years and came back 20+ years ago. Can you believe in all that time I had NEVER been to Passim?? Cut to a few weeks ago...I went to my first sho... more »
Came to see the amazing Mindy Smith. One thing worth noting when you're coming to see an act. The venue is in a basement - there a few pillars on each side of the venue (probably about 15 feet from th... more »
Passims is an intimate club featuring a variety of performing arts from folk to bluegrass to a monthly storytelling and spoken word poetry evening. They are a nonprofit so they aren't expensive and are community focused. We need more places like this.
Incredible music selection year round for all price points! Food is good and healthy options are available, too. Personally, I enjoyed a delicious butternut squash salad with feta cheese with a side of meat that was extremely satisfying. Seating is a bit tight but allows for some sort of "communal table" that proved to be a good solution if you're also trying to meet new people, too. It also keeps the place organized and neat, but prevents from dancing should the music be appropriate for it. It's a must if you wish to listen to some good live music and venture in an almost historic music venue!!
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